The 32-year-old said: “Our squad is strong enough. We have two or three players for each position which is what you want with so many big games throughout the season.
“The important thing is not to suffer too many injuries or suspensions. Providing we have more or less a full squad available, I am sure we can cope. We can’t afford too many mistakes in the title race. We got close to Chelsea last year and we hope we’ll get even closer to them this time.
“We knew we had to put together a good run from the start and be consistent throughout the season. The most promising thing is that the young lads have come into the first team and performed well.”